Google’s John Mueller: “We know that our warnings are confusing”

Many website owners are confused by the warning messages that Google sends. Some webmasters think that particular backlinks have a negative influence on their rankings although they haven’t. Others think that Google penalized their whole website although only a single page is affected.

In an online discussion, Google’s John Mueller said that they are aware that the messages are confusing (in this case referring to hacked websites):

“When a site is algorithmically found to have been compromised, a reconsideration request is unnecessary — it’ll be updated automatically as we recrawl & reindex the content from there, and see that it’s no longer compromised.

The normal crawling & indexing can take a bit of time, so unfortunately you’ll need to be a bit patient. In cases where the site was manually found to be compromised, you can still submit a reconsideration request to have it reviewed. You’ll see the difference by checking the manual action feature in Webmaster Tools.

We’re looking into ways to make this process a bit clearer, more straightforward & consistent, I realize it’s a bit confusing at the moment.

How to avoid Google warning messages

In general, Google only sends warning messages to website owners who used spammy techniques to promote your website. The best way to avoid Google’s warning messages is to avoid spammy website promotion techniques.

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Tom Cassy

Tom Cassy is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “”.